Reginald Baker's 1915 film, The Italian. As always, the film is free and open to the public, and parking is free with a City Lights Program displayed in your car.
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The Italian (Reginald Baker, 1915) 78 min.
Thomas Ince’s 1915 production The Italian, starring George Beban (an actor notorious for his portrayal of Italian-American immigrants) features the story of Beppo, a Venetian gondolier who leaves his home country as well as his fiancée in order to find fortune in America. What follows is a story that is both hopeful and tragic, as Beban’s powerful performance brings a striking amount of depth to this problematic, yet altogether compelling character study.